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June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been a good year for jobs in cities and their surroundings throughout the nation, as employment has increased and the unemployment rate declined. But not Philadelphia, and not Atlantic City. Casino job losses put the Atlantic City area in an unfortunate leadership position - the metropolitan area with the largest annual job loss, both by number and by percentage, in the United States, the U.S. Labor Department reported Tuesday. And the Philadelphia region - consisting of the city and surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery - had the dubious distinction of being the only one of 32 studied by the Labor Department to lose jobs, 16,700 in total, from November 2013 to November 2014.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
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January 22, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former State Rep. J.P. Miranda pleaded guilty Tuesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to charges stemming from a scheme to funnel payments to his sister through a no-show employee. His sister, Michelle Wilson, also pleaded guilty before Judge Edward C. Wright in the case brought by District Attorney Seth Williams. Miranda, 28, and Wilson, 35, were each originally charged last January with three felonies - conflict of interest, perjury, and criminal conspiracy - following a grand jury investigation.
SPORTS
January 22, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks had lost 16 consecutive games when Jose Calderon, one of their starting guards, spotted up in the right corner and caught a bounce pass from Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Calderon had missed eight of his nine shots in the game. The Knicks had once led by 15 points and, even though neither Anthony Davis nor Jrue Holiday was playing for New Orleans, now led by one. There were 38.7 seconds left in regulation. If Calderon missed the shot, no one at Madison Square Garden would have expected the Knicks to win. No one. After 16 straight curveballs, who still sits on a fastball?
SPORTS
January 22, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Eagles coach Chip Kelly did not stop to talk to reporters after yesterday afternoon's South team practice at Fairhope High, but he did toss a few quips over his shoulder as he departed. Asked about his plans for filling the personnel-chief job the team announced when Kelly took control of that operation on Jan 2, Kelly said his immediate plan was "to go back to my hotel and take a shower. " Asked about a timeframe, Kelly said his shower should take about 5 minutes.
NEWS
January 21, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writerrussv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
Reuben Amaro expects to file for unemployment by the end of next month - or in early March. That's when the Saladworks in the Gallery will close for renovations at the Center City mall. Amaro, 48, has twice been manager of the restaurant, for a total of seven years. "I'm looking at unemployment for now," said the man with almost the same name as the Phillies' general manager. (The baseball Amaro spells his first name Ruben.) Amaro found out when he returned to work Dec. 16 - three days after his wedding - that the restaurant was shutting down for as long as two years.
SPORTS
January 20, 2015 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
THE ISLANDERS' Garth Snow deserves to be in the running for the NHL's general manager of the year award. Count that among the things I never thought I'd type. Snow's quixotic, 9-year run at the helm of New York's forgotten sports franchise has had plenty of laughs. Remember his first order of business? Goaltender Rick DiPietro's 15-year, $67.5 million contract? Or what about that proposed trade at the 2012 draft, when Snow reportedly offered all seven of his picks (Nos. 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155, 185)
BUSINESS
January 17, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 50 years ago, Zion Baptist Church's pastor, the Rev. Leon Sullivan, the "Lion of Zion," created a roaring economic engine designed to empower African Americans through self-help, job training, and community investment. These days, no one would describe one of the pillars of Sullivan's vision, the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, as roaring. Floors in OIC's five-story building on North Broad Street, which once housed OIC programs, are leased to tenants, including two charter schools, and there's plenty of space on the main floor OIC occupies.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The company with the most job openings in metro Philadelpha is - Oracle Corp. ? The California-based business software giant is at the top of the regional hiring list, according to a January scan of corporate openings collected by the jobs website SimplyHired.com. Next on the list are Johnson & Johnson, Comcast, Penn Medicine , and Pricewaterhouse- Coopers . Six months ago J&J had the most local jobs open; a year ago it was Bayada , the home-health aide company.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are expected to interview Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer for their executive personnel vacancy, according to ESPN. The report said that Fitterer would interview this week. Seattle beat visiting Carolina, 31-17, in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday night. The Eagles haven't confirmed reports during the search for a new senior scout. Fitterer has been in his current post since 2010, and in that span the Seahawks drafted 13 starters, according to the team's website.
NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver abruptly resigned as Philadelphia Gas Works spokesman Friday after questions were raised about his visibility in a television commercial for the city-owned utility. Given Oliver's mayoral ambitions, City Councilman James Kenney had questioned the appropriateness of Oliver's appearance in a PGW ad for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In an interview Friday, Oliver said he had discussed the situation with the PGW board and concluded the issue was becoming a distraction undermining his ability to properly serve as PGW's senior vice president for marketing and corporate communications.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brendan Boyle ran for two legislative seats last year and had his choice of two oaths Tuesday: Swear in with the freshman class of U.S. representatives or retain his post in the Pennsylvania legislature. He chose Congress, obviously, leaving his state House seat in Northeast Philadelphia vacant until a special election is held in the spring. From his Washington office Tuesday, Boyle, 37, said that even though he was viewed as an underdog during the heated four-way Democratic primary for Allyson Y. Schwartz's congressional seat, he wasn't holding onto his old seat because he thought he'd need it. "Had I not run for both seats, then it would have been the opportunity of a few select ward leaders to pick my replacement without an election, and that person would serve two years," he said, referring to the different rules that apply if a candidate withdraws from the ballot vs. vacating the post.
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